/ Foreigners: Please don't buy Polish Land!
I agree with you Torq- the political/economic system in Poland is a 'burdel', or as we say in the states, a 'total mess'.
There is too much bureaucracy in Poland for healthy Capitalism.
Also, there needs to be a seperation of church and state.
In response to Ola 123:
It sounds to me as though someone did a very thorough job in brainwashing you to make you think that Brits, etc. are buying up all of Polish land.
Most of the land and property in Poland is bought by Poles who either came back from living overseas, like my parents, or sent money back to their families so they could buy a descent place to live.
The way the law stands now, only Polish citizens are allowed to buy multiple properties there; foreign investors are limited, and it's not easy for a foreigner to buy property.
I bought a condo for my parents 3 years ago and the paperwork was a nightmare.
The Polish people DO want Americans, Brits, etc. investing in the country. That's why Poland joined the EU!
Did you think that all of these foreigners were going to hand over money and not get anything in return? Wake up! Communism is gone, thank goodness!!! Stop being a homophobe and learn how to reap the benefits.
It is foreign investment that is helping pay for infrastructure, new and better quality houses, etc. and I happen to know for a fact that your way of thinking is in the minority.
I was born in Poland and left with my parents for the states when I was seven years old.
We left because my parents wanted a better life and freedom to think as they wished. They also wanted to own their own home, which by the way, was next to impossible when the Commies had control.
Now with Communism gone, my parents moved back full-time and I live there part of the year. And you know what? The real estate office was delighted to see my dollars.
The Poles are a smart people and they know that the only way for Poland now is to move forward and not look back, because those were not good times back then.
I'm proud of the strides Poland has made since 1990 and it would not have been possible without foreign money backing the couragous Polish people.
That same foreign investment has made it possible for my family and other Polish citizens to live in relative comfort there.